At Eternity's Gate
First screened in December 2018
Director: Julian Schnabel. Cast: Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Emmanuelle Seigner, Stella Schnabel, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Lolita Chammah, Vladimir Consigny, Amira Casar, Anne Consigny, Niels Arestrup, Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Pérez, Alan Aubert. Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, and Julian Schnabel. Twitter Capsule:
Schnabels gonna Schnabel. Earnest ache at its core mostly squashed by layers of opaque, meatheaded affectation.
I credit the impulse to experiment, even marshaling a mobile camera as a tool for vigorous impasto. But this is stale in thought and deed.